A Longquan celadon bottle vase, yuhuchunping Yuan/Ming dynasty
Lot 1203
A Longquan celadon bottle vase, yuhuchunping Yuan/Ming dynasty
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Lot Details
Property from a Berkeley California Estate
A Longquan celadon bottle vase, yuhuchunping
Yuan/Ming dynasty
Well-potted, its pear form body standing upon a very gently splayed foot, rising to a slender neck below its wide everted mouth with lipped rim, covered overall with an olive-green glaze with a subtle yellowish tinge except the biscuit foot rim burnt orange in the firing.
12 1/2in (31.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    ex-collection Mrs. Ross C. Armstrong, Colusa California,
    inventoried June 1981 by Mr. Kiyoharu Yokouchi of
    Nikko Art Shop, Berkeley, California

    For a comparable example in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, see He Li, Chinese Ceramics: A New Comprehensive Survey (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996), cat. no. 363, pp. 176-177 and p. 203.


    Excavations in the People's Republic of China in recent years have also uncovered the following examples: see Zhongguo chutu ciqi chuanji (Science Press, Beijing, 2008), Vol. 9 Zhejiang, cat. no. 211, excavated in 1984 at Hecheng town, Qingtian county, as Yuan to early Ming; and cat. no. 229, excavated in 1985 at Gongren Road, Yiwu city, as Yuan dynasty. A related example from the Jingdezhen kilns in white ware, excavated in 1960 from the tomb of Lady Ye, dated 1418, is published in Vol. 7, Jiangsu Shanghai, cat. no. 187.
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